Tag: <span>Dilma Rousseff</span>

Rousseff Will Face Neves, Not Silva in Brazil Runoff

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will compete for her second term in a runoff after failing to win outright in the first round of voting, which also ended […] Read More >

Religion Increasingly Important as Brazilians Head to the Ballot Box

Top Story — In anticipation of Sunday’s presidential election in Brazil, heated campaigns are demonstrating the increasing political clout evangelical churches wield as religious demographics shift in the country. Just […] Read More >

Brazil Refuses to Sign U.N. Forest Initiative

Top Story – A plan to eliminate deforestation worldwide in the next 15 years collapsed when Brazil said it would not participate, reported The Associated Press. The United States, Canada […] Read More >

Brazilian Presidential Candidates Are Now in a Dead Heat

Top Story — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is now in a statistical tie with presidential hopeful Marina Silva, according to a poll released Friday by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics […] Read More >

Brazil: Lula da Silva Diagnosed With Throat Cancer, Begins Chemo Monday

Ex-President of Brazil Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, 66, was diagnosed with malignant throat tumor on Saturday, after undergoing medical examinations at a São Paulo hospital. The Hospital Sírio-Libanês — an […] Read More >

Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Take Aim At Dirty War Abuses

Today in Latin America Top Story— Three Southern Cone nations took major actions this week against former military members accused of crimes committed during their nations’ “dirty wars” of the […] Read More >

Brazil’s Rousseff Says United Action Needed To Combat Euro Debt Crisis

During a meeting between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and European leaders in Brussels on Tuesday, the head of Latin America’s largest economy said that her country and the European Union […] Read More >

Brazil: Judge Suspends Belo Monte Dam Construction In Amazon

Today in Latin America Top Story— According to a decision posted on a Brazilian court website, a judge has suspended construction on the country’s $11 billion Belo Monte dam project […] Read More >

United Nations: Brazil’s Rousseff Becomes First Woman To Open UNGA Debate

UNITED NATIONS — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff opened the 66th United Nations general debate in New York on Wednesday, becoming the first woman in the organization’s history to do so. […] Read More >

Hugo Chávez To Receive Cancer Treatment In Brazil

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will travel to Brazil for cancer treatment, according to Brazilian daily A Folha de São Paulo. The newspaper did not cite sources, but a Brazilian government […] Read More >